- Bot Contest -
Here I'll be posting information on various Bot contests that challenge and test a Bot's AI and realism. Feel free to post comments and updates on contests, as well as announcements for new contests.

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Thu 1:04 PM May 20, 2010 Message: 3913
OOOPs you mean the ALICE data base, I thought you meant a Forge one. I need more coffee or new glasses. Sorry


Thu 6:33 PM June 10, 2010 Message: 3914
The results are in posted http://www.daniellechuchran.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=200&p=1331#p1331

1. Artemis
2. Bildgesmythe
3. English Tutor
4. Skynet
5. Captain Jack Sparrow
6. Brother Jerome
7. Talk-Bot
8. Alice
9. Elbot
10. Cyber Ty

Best new bot:
Captain Jack Sparrow


Thu 8:06 PM June 10, 2010 Message: 3915
The transcripts are at the CBC site



Thu 7:56 AM February 2, 2012 Message: 3916
Good to see the PF is up and running again. Just a note saying The Chatterbox Challenge is being sponsored for the second time by Peter Cole through his company Decadent Vapours. We will be awarding $1,750 in prize money along with award medals.

1st Place - $1,000
2nd Place - $500
3rd Place - $250

We need everyone to participate to make this years contest a success. It's free to enter. Deadline to enter is March 1, 2012 at 6.00 pm Eastern Time USA.

You can enter at the contest website at


Good Luck,



Fri 8:58 AM February 3, 2012 Message: 3917
I really would recommend anyone enter your bot. You get so many good conversations that it helps you learn. There is no fee, no pressure, just fun, and you can win lots of cash.


Wed 3:31 PM February 29, 2012 Message: 3918
LAST DAY TO ENTER THE CBC...Please enter, there aren't many bots and there is a good chance to win. There is cash this year. There are very few Forge bots!


Fri 2:19 PM March 2, 2012 Message: 3919
The voting for popular bot is on. Please vote for your favorite.



Mon 11:49 AM March 12, 2012 Message: 3920
First round results

1) Virutal Assistant Denise - 83
2) Mitsuku - 81
3) Bildgesmythe - 71
4) The Professor - 66
5) Alice - 64
6) Izar - 62
7) Susan - 60
8) Cronus - 56
9) Cyber Ty - 53
10) Pixel - 53
11) Louise Cypher - 50
12) Brainy - 50
13) Vira - 50


Fri 4:37 PM March 16, 2012 Message: 3921
The results are all in and the winner of the 2012 Chatterbox Challenge goes to:

1st Place - Bildgesmythe by Patti Roberts.

2nd Place - Mitsuku by Steve Worswick.

3rd Place - Izar by Brian Rigsby.

In addition "Best New Bot" goes to Susan by Vittorio Rossi.

Congratulations to all the winners and all who participated. It was an extremely close contest and all three of the above bots could make a strong case for taking home the first prize. However, all three judges have submitted their scores and they are as followed:

1) Bildgesmythe - 78
2) Mitsuku - 73
3) Izar - 72
4) Vira - 60
5) Denise - 55
6) The Professor - 54
7) Louise Cypher - 53
8) Alice - 51
9) Susan - 46
10) Pixel - 44
11) Cronus - 42
12) Brainy - 23
13) Cyber Ty - 20


Fri 7:06 PM March 16, 2012 Message: 3922
Congratulations Patti! (..and the other winners too, obviously...)


Tue 9:15 PM March 20, 2012 Message: 3923
Just got this email. So very sad

I have decided after 12 years to end the CBC. I think the contest has become a bit stale and needs a new life and a new direction. I'm hoping another contest will appear and perhaps take it's place. I do think it's been a good alternative to the Loebner Contest allowing virtually anyone to enter with minimal entry restrictions.
If any individual or group has an interest in starting a new contest Peter Cole, the sponsor of the 2011 and 2012 CBC, maybe interested in being the sponsor.

Thanks for all the support over the years.

Wendell Cowart


Tue 8:43 AM April 24, 2012 Message: 3924
Calling all botmasters!

Sadly, the Chatterbox Challenge is no longer with us and the conditions for entering the Loebner Prize are prohibitive to most botmasters (especially to those outside the USA). This has left no way for most people with a chatbot to compare its performance against others.

To remedy this, I would like to announce the first in a series of Chatbot Battles, in which each entrant goes head to head with opponents in a league table/knockout format similar to the soccer World Cup. The main difference between this and other contests held in the past is that each entrant is judged on both question and answering abilities and also on how well they can carry out a normal conversation. Also, the bots do not have to pretend they are human to score extra marks. All chatbots are welcome to enter, whether they be web-based, downloadable, chatroom based or even Android apps.

Unfortunately, I do not have a sponsor and so the contest is currently just for bragging rights and kudos, although I may give some small prizes like T-shirts, mousemats and mugs away to the winners. If you would like to sponsor the competition, please contact me.

The closing date for entries is 1st June 2012 and the battles will start shortly afterwards.

Find out more at http://www.chatbotbattles.com

Let battle commence!


Thu 3:46 PM May 10, 2012 Message: 3925
Don't forget to enter the Chatbot Battles at


It's FREE, easy to enter and contests get you lots of conversations with your bot. Great way to learn!


Mon 12:17 PM May 21, 2012 Message: 3926
Thanks Patti,

Just to let everyone know that Decadent Vapours (the sponsor of the CBC) have kindly donated $100 in prize money with a view to sponsoring it fully next year, if it is a success. I have also received


Fri 4:01 AM June 1, 2012 Message: 3927
Don't forget it's the last day to enter today. We have 35 bots so far taking part but there's still room for more if you wish to make a last minute entry. Remember, each botmaster can enter up to 3 bots.

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